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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Be a guest of Gilligan’s Hotel and Resort and you will receive a delicious free breakfast each day plus our BIG BONUS DEALS throughout our Gilligan’s Entertainment Venue! With meals starting from $5.50 and by far the CHEAPEST drink prices in town, you need to go ahead and book now!

Located in the city centre, Gilligan’s has a huge lagoon swimming pool, air-conditioned, en-suite rooms, bars and nightclubs. Guests receive free airport pick up, free linen and free access to the powder room and fitness centre plus, there is free WiFi for SM and web browsing.

Gilligan's offers en-suite dorm style accommodation and lux hotel rooms. There’s an onsite job club and a tour agency providing professional advice on work and travel. You can mingle with new mates each night at ‘Social Hour’ and join in on the nightly entertainment; there’s cash prizes and heaps of giveaways!

Gilligan's is an awesome experience for travellers, with many reviewing it as their 'Favourite Place To Stay!”

*Gilligan's is an 18+ property

Check in 2pm
Check out 10am

Please note that payments on credit card incur a surcharge (Visa & Mastercard 1%, American Express 1.8%)
Bookings for 8 pax or more are considered a group booking and may be subject to additional charges. These bookings may be subject to cancellation at the managers discretion. View House Rules

Overview

Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns is Australia’s leading youth hostel resort in the heart of the city. We have loads of chill-out areas for you to meet other travellers, and state-of-the-art kitchens for you to cook in together. We've even got a lagoon swimming pool – the ideal place to cool down on lazy sun-filled days. And with an on-site open deck bar, huge pub screen and plasma-screen TVs, you can watch the big game right here.

Location

We’re right in the heart of Cairns, just a 5-minute walk from both the Greyhound and Premier bus stations. We also run a free shuttle bus from Cairns Domestic Airport to Gilligan’s – just be sure to book using discount code gilarr57. Next door is the famous Rusty’s market, full of exotic fruit and veg, delicious cold brew coffee and quirky clothes and jewellery. There are loads of cafés and clubs within walking distance, and we’re always happy to recommend our favourites.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms cover four levels, with a variety of sociable dorms and boutique hotel-style rooms, all with linens included. We've got you covered whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or with a partner, with private doubles and twins as well as mixed and female-only dorms. All our rooms are clean, modern and spacious with en-suite bathrooms, and air-con to keep you cool in the famous Aussie sunshine. Each floor has its own full kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a chill-out area for meeting new friends, Skyping home or just relaxing in front of the TV.

Extras and activities

Join one of our crazy themed nights and dance until dawn in our on-site nightclub, or work out in our unisex fitness centre – free for guests. Get ready for a big night in our new women's Powder Room, complete with hairdryers and straighteners. And if you’re on a working holiday and find yourself short on dollars, pop into our on-site job club Workers Wanted for help with finding a job nearby.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Honestly the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. You’re pretty much guaranteed a good time every night, but I also didn’t find it too loud in my room so I was still able to go to bed early if I needed to. They also always have great deals on food and drink so it’s super great for backpackers :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    Loved this place. If you don’t want to go to the club below, it might not be for you - however I stayed 2 nights. One night out at gilligans club - really great venue and cheap drinks. The second night hungover in bed! And to be fair ear plugs were in and I couldn’t hear the club barely at all then :). The rooms are very clean, we had en-suite too which was super nice and clean 8 dorm. The security on a night is very safe. The facilities of the venue are awesome (pool/bar/washer/kitchens etc).
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    17 Jul 2019
    It's a very nice place for backpackers, but don't expect to find a quiet place to sleep as you will hear music and feel your walls vibrating each night until 3 am. Nonetheless the place is clean, the beds are very big and the room are huge.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Jul 2019
    Great atmosphere and lots of cool people! Had a room on the second floor on the side away from the club and couldn’t hear anything. Only negative was the kitchen wasn’t very clean
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Jun 2019
    Great place to stay for partying - not if you want to sleep! Music is super loud until around 4am! Also, no plugs to charge things by the beds which is annoying. Also light switches by beds didn’t work.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    25 Jun 2019
    Extremely loud and party hostel. Normal facilities, like in any other hostel.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    03 Jul 2019
    Very loud in all of the rooms in the evening, there are lots of people living here long-term so when we walked into our room, there was stuff everywhere. Roommates decided to throw a party IN our room, called security and nothing was done about it. Unless you’re going to party, would not recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    07 Jul 2019
    Dirty kitchen, there was a very large and green bird mess in the middle of the main table for quite a while. Not many utensils to use. Rooms felt quite dirty like the flooring and the bathroom. For some reason they tried to change the sheets of all the beds in the rooms every day which was very unnecessary.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    04 Jul 2019
    Very loud, dirty and didn’t smell very nice
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    29 Jun 2019
    While Gilligan's certainly lives up to its reputation as a great place to party the atmosphere is not very social, despite being uncomfortably loud withing the dorms. I can forgive noise from the bar, but I beleive the dorms are not the place to party, and this ruined it for me. Staff were also not the happiest bunch I've ever met, and looked like they would rather be anywhere else
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cairns

  • 2007

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania

Nominations

  • 2016

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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